CONSULTATIONS & PROCESSES
Naturopathic consultations are currently run online via the video meeting platform Zoom OR phone call.
Offering online consultations gives you the freedom to book an appointment at a time that suits your schedule, whilst offering natural health care access to patients across Australia. If you do not see a time that suits you, please email me to arrange a time.
Dispensing your herbal medicine and supplements is simple, quick and easy. I use online dispensing programs such as Vita.ly and Natural Script which means products can be purchased online following our consultation and are delivered straight to your door.
Please read below for general consultations processes. Keep in mind this is a rough guide to give you an understanding of the process, and may alter/adapt depending on your specific needs.
(approx. 60 mins)
In our first consultation, we'll dive deep into your health history and current complaints. The aim of this consult is for me to gain an understanding of the underlying causes and drivers of your health conditions, so we can move past treating your symptoms and get you feeling your best. We'll discuss various topics including:
Your current symptoms & complaints
Past health history & childhood health
Family health history
Lifestyle, social factors & emotional health
Female/male reproductive health
At the end of this consultation, we may discuss recommendations based on your health goals, depending on the complexity of the case. These recommendations will be developed into an individualised treatment plan and emailed to you usually within 24-48 hours of your consultation.
Treatment may include herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary guidance and lifestyle therapies, depending on your specific needs. If appropriate, recommended testing will also be discussed.
If your health concerns are complex, chronic or you are taking multiple pharmaceutical medications, I may not recommend supplementation until the following consults. This gives me time to ensure that I am providing you with the safest, most effective care possible, meaning we can reach your health outcomes sooner.
FOLLOW UP CONSULTATIONS
(approx. 15-30 mins)
Follow up consultation may run from 15 to 30 minutes and are designed to further develop your treatment plan, monitor progress and assess further aspects of health not covered in previous consults.
During these appointments we'll discuss more long-term treatment strategies, what's actually going on in your body and the ways in which we can address these issues using naturopathic medicine to bring your body back into balance.
It is also my goal to provide you with the information and knowledge you need to help you understand the root cause of you symptoms, giving you the power to understand your body and health.
Keep in mind that as you progress along your health journey this treatment plan may move and grow in a different direction.
ACUTE IMMUNE CONSULTATION
(approx. 15 mins)
These short consultations are designed to help support your immune system during times of acute sickness, such as during a cold, seasonal allergies or sinusitis. These consultation may also be helpful if your goal is to prevent acute illnesses (such as prevention of a cold).
If your symptoms are chronic, reoccurring or you have a complex health history, this type of consultation may not be suitable. In this case, you are welcome to book an initial consultation so we have time to get to the bottom of your health concerns, rather than just treat your symptoms.